|By Bluealien01 (Bluealien01) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 04:27 pm: Edit|
I'm not in a good mood so I thought I'd start a "why I hate my school" thread. This can be for high schoolers to post on too. I'm also really bored. So post and I shall read.
|By Starchybean (Starchybean) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 05:23 pm: Edit|
High school student --
I hate that a massive majority of the kids at my school are stuck up snobs. I go to a prep school, and my family is financially comfortable but we don't flaunt our money like some of the braindead wallets at my school. Also, their parents are so pushy and obsessed with themselves it drives me nuts. We recently had a gala (yeah, gala, if that doesn't speak for the financial situation at my school nothing does) which was produced by the parents as a scheme to raise money. They spent so much money on this stupid gala thing when they could have just asked for more money instead of wasting it all on a night where a bunch of fake, slimy makeup coated airheads run around and make meaningless small talk about their high-level educations. My parents went to community college and they did better than fine. Damned rich snobs gloating about going to ivy leagues and owning one porsche for every day of the week. Uggh. I'm done. :P
|By Chamonix (Chamonix) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 05:30 pm: Edit|
I hate the social life at my high school. I hate not having a girl friend. I hate how girls do three times as much home work as the guys. I dislike all the lucky people who are either jockes, popular with girls, highly intelligent, or just plain great people because I envy them all.
|By Jandaportrait (Jandaportrait) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 05:59 pm: Edit|
I don't really care for the principal at my high school. I'm a very tolerant individual, but my neo-con principal makes us watch Fox News during homeroom and hangs the Iraqi enemy playing cards in our commons area. I don't think this environment fosters free thought and a healthy education.
Also, some of our "safety" policies certainly value order over freedom. For example, students who don't follow the dress code are forced to wear these huge, mocking orange t-shirts that say "today i didn't follow the dress code, tomorrow i will dress for success." In addition, we have to have id tags, mesh bookbags, and are forced out of the building 20 minutes after school ends. We have to clock in and out of the library, and if we don't wear school colors on Fridays during football season we lose our senior privileges. I probably have you thinking "What privileges?" My response: Exactly.
I respect and love my school because it has a great art program and a handful of AP classes I can take, but I will be happy to not live under a dictator next year.
|By Starchybean (Starchybean) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 06:13 pm: Edit|
Chamonix -- I agree with you completely. At my school if you're not a jock or ultra rich you don't have a good shot at a girlfriend.
Jandaportrait -- Ouch.
|By Eyesclozedtight (Eyesclozedtight) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 08:00 pm: Edit|
are you serious jandaportrait? there has to be some law against forcing people to watch faux news. doesn't your principle know you lose brain cells every second you watch it? fair and balanced my ass. you should honestly go to the school board about it. you are in public school am i right? all i gotta say is fight the power. stick up for what you believe in and stick it to them.
|By Starchybean (Starchybean) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 08:19 pm: Edit|
STICK IT TO THE MAN!!
|By Benedwodo (Benedwodo) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit|
"For example, students who don't follow the dress code are forced to wear these huge, mocking orange t-shirts that say "today i didn't follow the dress code, tomorrow i will dress for success.""
Heh that's awesome...how has that not turned into an ironic fashion trend?
|By Alex614 (Alex614) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 09:54 pm: Edit|
I hate my school. I go to an all girl catholic high school. The nuns are so strict. For any type of violation, they fine you $10 and give you detention. The girls in my school are all stuck up bleach blond airheads. It's pathetic...
|By Jandaportrait (Jandaportrait) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 10:20 pm: Edit|
basically (and i'm going to be real with you all) the sluts usually end up wearing those shirts and, as high school is full of different groups, most people who aren't sluts ignore it/don't care enough to make it "cool."
as for the fox news, we are a channel one school. after channel one plays, fox news goes on the tv. my group of friends are always really belligerent about it, but the teachers leave it on claiming they "have to because it's channel one" or something.
i am lucky that my school's environment has not converted me to accept fundamentalist right wing political views; however, other students' apathy and our school's reputation as being rich white kids ultimately produces conservative graduates.
we joke about the school's motto: "Enter to Learn, go forth to Serve" ...and be Conservative
|By Laruoff (Laruoff) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 10:20 pm: Edit|
my high school got intense these last couple years too. When i was a freshman and sophomore the school activities and such felt comparable to a good (and bad for the same reasons) episode of saved by the bell. we got a new principal and new vice and a new activities director and are currently run by the christian coalition (i have no problem with christians, i just don't want them running my public school). things turned around pretty quickly. extreme dress code violation and cell phone rules, teachers monitoring the hallways and like yelling.. a lot. this one nazi mr gale started going more crazy than he ever had before (and trust me, he was already losing it).
the new administration took away pep rallies and made it hard for a group of us to start a gay & straight alliance club (that also deals with racial issues and mental illness). they pretty much sucked and we were pretty much pissed. i wrote an article about some of the stuff for the newspaper. they scheduled the homecoming game on halloween and suspended some senior boys who got "best friends" in the year book for taking the year book picture nude with binders covering their "areas" when kids did the same picture in a year book 4 years prior.
after writing the article the new activities director at an asb meeting (im not on asb) talked trash about my article to the kids and people on it. amazing huh? i didn't even mention her name because i didn't know it was HER who was the source of so many problems, but she gave herself away. real mature...
haha well yeah so my school became a fascist dictatorship in a matter of minutes and when we pulled out old yearbooks with one of the vice principals wearing a tube top at school and kids making out on ice blocks for spirit competitions (yearbook '88 or something) they just sort of mumbled a "too bad."
So kids spray painted/tagged the school (with phrases like "Ms. Cross that's a dress code violation!". TWICE! kind of lame but whatever. better than nothing.
i love the dissent sabotage and revolution inherent in teenage behavior so yeah i guess they had it coming. if its not angry young and beautiful i don't want any part of it!
|By Laruoff (Laruoff) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 10:24 pm: Edit|
Jandaportrait... my heart breaks for you. we have a good showing of conservative right wing religious blah blah in our administration too but we have some awesome liberal activist teachers to put them in their places. are you a senior? hopefully you're getting the hell out of there soon.
|By Jandaportrait (Jandaportrait) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 10:34 pm: Edit|
yes, i am a senior.
i owe my open mind to some wonderful teachers, namely my ap us history teacher, my ap chem and calc bc teachers.
on a positive note, i think my school's environment has helped me grow. it's forced me to go to other sources for news, to consider both sides of any story.
for example, i listen to npr on the way to school so that i can get the real news before it's dumbed down through Channel One or spun dizzy on Fox News. my dad watches a lot of Fox News, so i'm careful to tune into enough cnn and bbc to get an idea of what really goes on.
i think it's important that students get a balanced idea of what really goes on. if not, they'll either go psycho liberal or psycho conservative in college.
|By Laruoff (Laruoff) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 10:43 pm: Edit|
word to that.
|By Astro85 (Astro85) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 10:57 pm: Edit|
I wish I had Fox News at the school.
That whole orange shirt thing should be used at my school. I hate all those kids who keep pulling up their pants...wear a friggin' belt!
|By Eyesclozedtight (Eyesclozedtight) on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 09:13 pm: Edit|
you wish you had faux news?!?!?! wtf? i HATE faux. today my conservative econ teacher was listening to bill o'reilly on the radio. he knows how liberal i am and he laughed when i rolled my eyes at him. we argue alot, but he likes it, so he likes me hehe.
|By Aceofhearts54 (Aceofhearts54) on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 11:02 pm: Edit|
Oh yes, the bash highschool thread...
1. I hate that the deans are the attendance nazis. Missing 5 days a quarter is not a big deal, my GPA certainly doesn't reflect it. And I can't get over the fact that they called my mom to complain about me missing too much school when my father died.
2. The lunch prices are ridiculous. I remember the good old days when a hot dog and fries was $2...
3. If your cell phone goes off during school, you get inner school suspension. If your cell phone goes off at a football game, you still get inner school suspension....
4. Unless you are a senior you are not allowed to park at school. Understandable since the student population is huge. However, it is not understandable that I will not be allowed to park at school next year because this year I was caught parking at my friend's house and walking to school. I repeat, I did not park at school, I parked at my friend's house. This "violation" is no where listed in my school's handbook which supposedly contains every rule.
5. The auto flush toilets... They flush the second you sit on them and splash your ass. Do they flush when you stand up? Fat chance...
6. Mandatory 4 years of gym. I like gym, but cough total waste of time cough.
7. My schedule for next year... Can't take AP physics because not enough kids signed up for it and they no longer have it. Instead I thought I'd take engineering physics. Now AP English is only offered the same hour as engineering physics and AP Calc BC. I could drop down to AB, but then I couldn't take my advanced studio art which I need for putting together a portfolio.... And the problems go on...
8. The total lack of information the counselors have on any schools more selective the UIUC.
9. A dean took my deck of cards away because he saw them in my purse. I did not have them out, because god forbid you have anything that could be used for gambling at school. But they were still taken away.
10. If I were 16 days older I'd be done in 20 days, instead I have to stay another year...
I could go on, but top 10 seems like enough.
|By Joanna180 (Joanna180) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 07:42 am: Edit|
"8. The total lack of information the counselors have on any schools more selective the UIUC."
heh. At my school, it's lack of information counselors have on anything period. Pathetic.
And, since my school is huge, classes are huge, and they've mixed honors and gifted (gifted is highest, which I'm in) which are completely different, and we basically never get anything done.
Oh, and I got taken out of gifted for Literarture RANDOMLY because there were too many people. Like I said, pathetic.
|By Perintastic (Perintastic) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 12:17 pm: Edit|
"5. The auto flush toilets... They flush the second you sit on them and splash your ass. Do they flush when you stand up? Fat chance...
6. Mandatory 4 years of gym. I like gym, but cough total waste of time cough.
7. My schedule for next year... Can't take AP physics because not enough kids signed up for it and they no longer have it."
omg aceofhearts for a second i thought you went to my school. haha.
hmm what do i hate about my school...it's small. and it sucks. we have to sign in and out of the library if we want to use it, we can't leave the cafeteria without a pass during lunchtime, our choir sucks, there's an entire courtyard that used to be a senior courtyard that now has a lot of garbage...hmm what else.
OH we got our library redone and lost a hallway (my school is one big rectangle) so if we want to go from a room at one end of the library upstairs to another room at the other end of the library, we either have to go all the way downstairs and back up or ALL the way around the top floor. NO ONE except teachers can use the back door of the library even if they're going TO the library (or leaving).
the sinks in the recently renovated bathroom are automatic so if i'm doing my makeup in front of the mirror they turn on and attack me.
also a whole bunch of idiots in my grade dropped out or got left back and my class rank went from 16/167 to 16/152. THANKS A LOT, IDIOTS.
and CC is the only site worth going to that i can go on.
bell rang, bye
|By Sarahndipity (Sarahndipity) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 11:02 am: Edit|
Janda-- you forgot to mention:
~ the administrators lock the parking lot during assemblies/pep rallies
~ the principal has this cookie jar that some dipsh*t got him a few years back (at least 4) that makes a howling noise when it's opened (our mascot is the silver fox..which doesn't howl.. but that's beside the point) and in order to start every school day, he opens it about 7 times, making an incredibly annoying noise
~ the fire alarm goes off randomly during class at least four times a week. The school does not evacuate. Dangerous? Yes.
~ some idiot had the bright idea to color code the bathrooms. Each teacher has a bathroom pass that is color coded to match the bathroom the students belonging to that classroom are supposed to use. In this way, a student caught "out of area" by an administrator can be punished accordingly. Of course, they never figured that it would be a bad idea to have "black" and "white" bathrooms (HS is in South Carolina)...
~ 2 years ago, they tried to enforce a "no flip-flop" rule...
can you think of anything else? I know there's more...
|By Fuzzymittens (Fuzzymittens) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 04:20 pm: Edit|
Wow, your high schools suck.
|By Jandaportrait (Jandaportrait) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 07:52 pm: Edit|
more about our school?
-principal breaks his coffee mug and actually brings it to our ap art classroom during a critique for our teacher to glue back together
-student government mirrors dictatorship more than democracy
-can only print 5 non color pages in library per day, even though you NEVER print stuff in the library and really need it to print that 6 page essay due next period
-websites like theonion.com and several searches on google.com prohibited
-students not allowed to access snack machines during lunch or during class, which makes sense, because people usually don't eat during lunch...wait-
-like snack machines, nothing is open when students really need it open (ie: guidance office, attendance office, business office)
-students required by district to pay mandatory $10 club fee, on top of individual club fees
-no more wearing a solid red or blue shirt, or you're automatically a gang member
-principal walks around with "MENTOR" shirt on
-abundance of rent-a-cops at football games, and student section is about the size of my english class
|By Daffodil22 (Daffodil22) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 09:54 pm: Edit|
-rent a cops who watch you park every morning and afternoon, yelling if you pull through to another parking space or go above 5 mph
-forcing the senior class to, in "small groups", listen to college recruiters from the local community college and State U. (like any of us would actually leave the d*** town)
-soda and snack machines, but only open for 10 mins during morning break
-flip flops against dress code, but you'll never get busted for tank top or short skirt (wtf?)
-required freshman class to "learn to study" and "plan your life"
-can't go in library w/ friends (even quietly), and most google searches and websites like sparknotes restricted
|By Jandaportrait (Jandaportrait) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 10:17 pm: Edit|
i have some problems with our course offerings. for example, freshmen must take pre chemistry and pre physics. these courses are pointless. usually bio is taken 10th grade and chem 1 11th, then room for physics senior year.
luckily i was able to double up and take both chem and bio 10th grade, which opened up room for physics 11th grade and ap chem 12th. i don't think i should have had to work that hard just to get an ap science in...
|By Goblue2008 (Goblue2008) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 10:18 pm: Edit|
You know how funny this is? A bunch of high school social misfits are complaining on a message board about their overstated problems and the pre-discovered trends of high school... So much drama and so much to talk about. Why relax and smoke some weed. =)
Personally, i think high school relationships are shallow. I rarely find anyone with a comparable amount of maturity. High school is all about experimenting and finding out what you like and who you are.
|By Unluckycharms (Unluckycharms) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 09:03 am: Edit|
You say the statement "I rarely find anyone with a comparable amount of maturity." only two lines below "Why relax and smoke some weed. =)"
THAT'S what I call funny
|By Taru (Taru) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 11:34 am: Edit|
Whoa, some of you guys have really strict schools w/weird stuff going on! (Well, not like mine doesn't have its sketchy bits, but it isn't at all strict....)
I hate autoflush toilets though.
|By Eyesclozedtight (Eyesclozedtight) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 01:03 pm: Edit|
the auto flush deal is a draw. would you rather put your hand on the nob someone just wiped their ass with? i know i don't like to at my school, but i can see how the butt splashing thing would suck too.
|By Peterline (Peterline) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 05:50 pm: Edit|
i dont know what all you guys want girlfreinds for. they suck. the girls at my school are real chill, they like hanging out and all but no relationships. it works out for everyone.
i love my high school. ive had the best times of my life there and with my friends from school. but if i had to say there was one thing i didnt like, it would be all the white trash. there are some dirty kids in my school.
|By H0neymoon (H0neymoon) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 05:53 pm: Edit|
At least you lot will have ammusing memories of high school... mine was dead boring!
|By Astro85 (Astro85) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 06:17 pm: Edit|
I've flushed so much with my foot now that I even do it at home. I'm weird...lol.
And yea, some of you guys have strict rules...like about that one where you couldn't park at a friend's house and walk? You should fight the good fight!
|By Sticksandstones (Sticksandstones) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 07:35 pm: Edit|
The fact that my school CANNOT manage itself financially. Two years ago that town took 64 million dollars or so and built a HUGE school but they seriously messed up when it came time to buy supplies for the school. They got T.V's with cable for EVERY room. They gave every teacher a laptop with internet. Bought SO many laptops with internet, more than there are students. Plus 8 computer labs with 30 computers each.
Now the school is freaking poor and they have to cut classes and teachers so next years i cant take TWO AP classes which i really wanted to take.
|By Glowingamy (Glowingamy) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 12:10 am: Edit|
- stupid unleveled freshman classes. "EMPHASIS ON THE STUDY SKILLS NEEDED TO SUCCEED" my ass.
|By Taru (Taru) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 03:44 pm: Edit|
Yes, I flush w/my foot. But have you considered that people open the stall doors before they've washed their hands? That's a harder one to get around (unless you use t.p. or an elbow or something to open it). I might sound like a hypochondriac but my friend did a sci experiment where she took swabs of all the doorknobs/handles in school and let the bacteria grow in petri dishes. If you saw what sprung up on the agar, you wouldn't wanna touch those doors either!
|By Bee_Bee (Bee_Bee) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 04:52 pm: Edit|
even if you touch the doorknobs, you're still going to wash your hands
|By Candij (Candij) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 07:40 pm: Edit|
I hate the fact that my high school is all girls. Oh, and I'll have to agree with you guys about the bathrooms. They're utterly disgusting. You'd be surprised how nasty the bathrooms are. So much unwanted stuff on the floors, on the walls. Ew. And yes, I open the doorknob of the bathroom with a paper towel. Yuck.
|By Cutie911 (Cutie911) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 09:04 pm: Edit|
my high school- everyone's parents are doctors/lawyers/engineers/rich people so the competition here is INSANE- no one studies w/ any1 and everything's concentrated on school- and everyone here (w/ the exception of a few, including me) loves 2 flaunt money- i HATE this school- they all brag about their $200 Coach purses and their BMW
|By Sarahndipity (Sarahndipity) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 09:53 pm: Edit|
auto flush toilets have to be better than unflushed toilets. Yuck. There are certain bathrooms that I completely avoid... Also, back to what janda was saying.. definitely nothing in our school is ever open.. just today I went to the bookroom during first block. The sign on the door reads: ATTN: Bookroom only open during first block every day. Mrs _______________ will assist you. Nobody came for the first 30 min.. so I just left.
I paid my board-mandated club fee today. $10.00 for National Honor Society, even though we have to buy our $20 stoles for graduation and we don't do anything except get inducted and get our academic letter/bar. So basically I just spent money to be honored by my school. How does that work?
Guidance is incompetent. It was very scary applying to colleges earlier this year!! Janda, tell them how they screwed over your sister...
The administration threw a party for the teachers because our SAT average was 1085.
|By Slayer (Slayer) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 10:44 pm: Edit|
I hate that I'm 18 and I still get in trouble for carrying a paper cup with a lid on it ("it's not a screw top so it's not allowed in the halls") and I have to change clothes because my skirts too short and my top is "too revealing" and "would my mother approve?" YES, administrative idiots who just want to prove you still have power over me, my mom bought me the OUTFIT. i also hate the political nature of my school and how many kids with their little PTA mommies and daddies get special, undeserved privleges. ugh, I can't wait to be through that place..
|By Acennace (Acennace) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 04:21 am: Edit|
I hate my study hall period!!! I have to study in the library soundless or go home straight. Today I skipped my study hall and stayed in the guidance counsellor's office with my friends to do some works (my GC didn't mind). The principal and the head teacher stormed into the room and asked if I was the boss in the school. I hate my f*cked up school!
|By Burningsands (Burningsands) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 08:43 am: Edit|
Aceofhearts54 - LMAO @ #5!!!
|By Mr0range (Mr0range) on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 01:07 am: Edit|
How about this...
My principle passed out a book entitled: "Black Students. Middle Class Teachers." and made it mandatory reading for all the teachers. Apparently he has never heard of reverse discrimination. He sure runs this school like his own little country.
The first sentence of the book goes something like this: "Do we want the future of our black students in the hands of white female teachers?" The author of the book has written such other gems as "America's Conspiracy to Destroy the Black Boy" and has given speeches with Black Panther members. If my principle shoving this racism passed off as "scholarship" down our teachers' throats isn't fascism, I don't know what is. Needless to say, a few of my 'white middle class AP teachers', who are apparently unfit for the teaching student population, were a little offended.
This might be one thing in a majority white school, but the racial breakdown of my school is something like 40% white, 60% african american. I don't like making everything a racial issue, but if there is one thing my high school has taught me in these past 4 years, its that I am white and different. Sad.
Thank god I'll be out of this hellhole in 4 weeks and on to the University of Virginia.
|By Hsun (Hsun) on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 12:57 pm: Edit|
central new jersey high school student-
our school is extremely cheap, in fact, the 5th? poorest in the state.(based on annual amount of money spent on each student) plus, our class is 717 strong, and a large majority of my classmates do not care about school AT ALL. the learning environment is so bad... and some of our teachers are, let's say, underqualified. oh, one more thing, our school's graduation requirements include 2 courses in art, 1 computer course, and 4 phys.ed. i am really mad at that because this limits the number of ap classes i can take. and usually nobody gets their ideal scheduled courses b/c TOO MANY F!@#ING PEOPLE!!!
|By Jwtullis (Jwtullis) on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 06:09 pm: Edit|
I'm surprised by some of the descriptions of you guys' schools. I go to a small (600 or so) public school in Alabama (not quite what you're thinking though). We have a few really good AP teachers who really care about the students and often push due dates back and reschedule assignments if another teacher has given us too much work (not something that happens all the time, but at really tough times). We have a really cool interim principal who tought me and my friends during the 10th grade, and so we know him really well. He even went on a trip to England/Scotland with us and drank and smoked with some of the guys.
Just yesterday, one of my more liberal teachers let us watch American History X in class (after we had had our joke final based on the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," not on the in-depth psychology stuff we'd been covering recently), which is full of "f*** you"s and even has a rape scene.
Overall, I really like my school and am surprised that my school in Alabama, of all places, is way more liberal-minded concerning a lot of stuff that those of others are really strict about.
|By Uscfan1781 (Uscfan1781) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 12:20 am: Edit|
1. stupid teachers
2. stupid class requirments
3. stupid people in the magority of my classes
4. stupid rules such as "guys must always have their shirts tucked in" yeah right like that is ever gonna happen in a public school
5. the consequences for breaking rules are dumb, for example if you disrupt class or skip you get an afterschool detention, but if you don't have your shirt tucked in you get a Saturday detention
6. when a teacher tells your are slacking of when you get a 97 in the class and have like a 99 overall average for your classses
7.we waste so much time
Sarahndipity I know exactly what you mean. I go to a public SC high school(Mauldin) too. We would have a riot if they tried they bathroom pass thing.
|By Irock1ce (Irock1ce) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 02:36 am: Edit|
wow. your high schools suck monster ass. my hs is much too liberal for that... but then we are in probably the most liberal city in America (we celebrate "Indigenous people's day" instead of "columbus day"). We have plenty of stupid ass people in the school.. and the school is VERY diverse. The administration has tried to set down harsh rules.. without much success at all. THe teachers break them, the student groups rally against them.. etc etc. (example: the school admin wanted all teachers to have an American flag in the classroom.... but some teachers use them as decoration on silly art work.. and others just refuse to put it out)Overall, the school admin is quite liberal here. Of course.... we pay for it when it comes to the fact that we have dirty dirty bathrooms.. and none of our desks match..
|By Reverie (Reverie) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 05:57 am: Edit|
"Of course.... we pay for it when it comes to the fact that we have dirty dirty bathrooms.. and none of our desks match.. "
Haha, awesome quote. It could probably be applied to all things too liberal.
Lean liberal and you'll have dirty bathrooms and your desks won't match. :thumbsup:
|By Ameliabedelia (Ameliabedelia) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 02:47 pm: Edit|
Sarahndipity and USCfan: I live in SC and I, too, feel your pain. Our district's average SAT score is 960 and they're excited. But soon enough we'll be out of these hellholes and we won't have to deal with the ignorant people.
|By Talrasha (Talrasha) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 04:26 pm: Edit|
What I don't like about my school...
1) I can't stand the fact that I'm surrounded by incompetence.
2) I loathe having to associate myself with those who are incompetent.
3) How the student population is divided into cliques. I dislike the abundance of stereotypes (particularily thugs).
5) How teachers will lecture you on the importance of inputting effort into your studies even though you are achieving the highest mark in the majority of your classes
6) People are tremendously shallow and superficial.
7) Intelligence is underappreciated
I don't have social problems, but these people are just starting to annoy me. There are, of course, certain people that I enjoy spending my time with, but the rest are just.... not worth my time.
Thank GOD I won't ever have to see the vast majority of these people ever again.
|By Talrasha (Talrasha) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 04:29 pm: Edit|
Oh btw, I don't know how to count LOL
|By Joanna180 (Joanna180) on Saturday, May 22, 2004 - 11:54 pm: Edit|
haha Talrasha glad to know I'm not the only one who feels that way or goes to a school like that...and btw you can edit your posts within 30 minutes of posting it...lol
|By Ml41588 (Ml41588) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 11:18 am: Edit|
why i hate my high school? way too many reasons...
-my principal is a complete idios, she's like geroge bush in that when you ask her a question she will never give you a straight answer.
-the administration loves covering stuff up
-students were supsended from school for playing a card game w/ $ involved..which occured OFF CAMPUS at somebody's house
-now anything related to gambling will be confiscated; two kids were playing UNO and they had their cards taken away!
-we're not allowed to have any headphones
-food prices are ridiculous..a fruit by the foot costs $1.00
-many teachers are completely incompetent, and lecture AP students on how we slack off and don't work hard enough (not to sound elitist)
-almost 3/4 of teachers should thank god every night for tenure
-one of our teachers had sex w/ like 5 girs at the school and stopped teaching bc/ of it, and the high school newspaper wasn't allowed to cover his "retirement" so the school could hold on to its image
-racial/sexual slurs are hurd all the time
-a lot of rich kids doing drugs and smoking
-many teachers tutor kids outside of school for like $80/hr, even when those kids are in their classes! so unfair
-if youre smart and have ideas, the school will make it thier business to see to it that your opinions/ideas are never heard or taken seriously
|By Poopington_1 (Poopington_1) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 11:41 am: Edit|
where should i start?
- kids pee on radiators during the winter
- announcements are repeated 3 times in unison, and usually there is an error in each one
- we have hall sweeps, if your caught without a pass you get suspended, so basically if your late for first hour by a minute you should just skip so you dont get suspended
- kids drop food from three stories from the stairwell onto the floor(and sometimes people) below
- stinkbombs in the halls
- the few students that make are school look good are under appreciated(3/4 of the seniors didnt do hte senior projects because they werent required. everyone else who did one was asked to present it before the board of ed, and appparently a bunch of kids werent showing up and making the school look bad. so the day before mine, my counsler calls me down to tell me this and make sure im going, so anyways me and my friend(both ranked 2nd) do ours the next day. our evaluators told us our presentations were the best they had seen, and we basically saved the schools a$$ and got no thanks whatsoever)
- dice games in the bathrooms
and on and on and on
|By Aquaholic (Aquaholic) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 12:55 pm: Edit|
-the vice principal who does the announcements reminds us that there is "no conjugating in the hallways"
-stupid secretaries won't let you see any of the administrators unless you blindfold and tie them to chairs to break through, or unless you just go psycho-assertive-bitch like I do
-stupid people everywhere, and they constantly complain about other stupid people... really makes me want to lock them all in a closet together and throw away the key
-HYPOCRITES and two-faced people who gossip, make things up, and have no loyalty or conscience whatsoever
can't wait to be out of high school... 20 days left...
|By Soupshadow (Soupshadow) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 10:15 pm: Edit|
-we have an amazingly incompetent guidance office. They gave me no help whatsoever in the whole college process. I feel like a lot of the people in my school would have better college options if they asked for guidance from each other instead of the guidance department
-why do teachers like the people who work incredibly hard but really only end up with a superficial understanding?
-teachers who pretend like there is work to do after APs. no.
-can't...buy...soda..at...lunch (good thing I'm a senior and can leave)
|By Talrasha (Talrasha) on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 09:41 am: Edit|
You're 14 (according to your profile), you've still got to put up with these people.
But don't worry, you'll get through it like I did. Just ignore them. Always remind yourself that these people have a very grim future.
|By Mrbesch (Mrbesch) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 09:15 pm: Edit|
My school sucks. For one thing, we have no study halls, which blows and I'm forced to take classes I have no interest in (Calligraphy, Photography) to take up time in my schedule. Most of my junior class doesn't care about school. Pretty much everyone fits negative stereotypes, and guess what! My honors and AP classes have about as much color in them as a glass of milk, which is somewhat depressing. So much for breaking down barriers. Also, most people are ********. Our school is pretty underfunded. Oh, and the bathrooms...well, they're just cesspools of filth, and when I go in a stall, I kick the door open and never touch anything with my hands. I use my foot to close it (I'm flexible).
Oh, most of the girls (and guys too, to be fair) are trash, the girls are very skanky and dress nasty. One girl today, she's a good 200 lbs, was wearing a thong and I unfortunately saw. I almost vomited.
Crossiny my fingers till college.
|By Aquaholic (Aquaholic) on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 08:46 pm: Edit|
awww Mrbesch i hear ya about the hefty chicks in thongs... that is soooo not welcome, especially during lunch time, which is when girls at my school tend to put on those less than delightful exhibitions.
|By Hollaratme (Hollaratme) on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 10:01 pm: Edit|
everyone thinks im stupid at my high school when in reality i have one of the highest GPA's and decent SATs
|By Serenityslayer (Serenityslayer) on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 01:31 pm: Edit|
The one and only thing I hate about my school is the incompetant faculty. My Advanced Office Technology teacher had trouble spelling the word technology. My E-commerce teacher who taught us about online credit card and banking safety did his banking online at school and had his credit card number stolen because our servers are not secure. Our guidance department lost 2 of my college applications, told me they sent them out, then called me down 3 months later to tell me they lost them and that the deadlines to get them in were past. They also lost the check for the college app they did manage to get in so I had to get another one. And our office planned a senior class trip to Hershey Park but canceled it two days before because they forgot to hire transportation. It was ridiculous.
|By Beffismonkey (Beffismonkey) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 09:33 pm: Edit|
To all you South Carolinians: I feel your pain. My high school only offers six AP courses total, and usually only about 3 AP courses per year because not enough people sign up for the difficult classes. Only about 23% of students pass their AP exams because our school system doesn't prepare them for college work. Teachers are too busy teaching kids basic English and math (12 inches = 1 foot, for example) so they'll pass the exit exam. Pathetic.
|By Yellowpages (Yellowpages) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 10:13 pm: Edit|
Hmm... I can't say I adore my high school, but it's sounding better and better in comparison to some of yours!
We're lucky enough that we have a great school administration that's liberal enough to pretty much let us do whatever we want.
- no dress codes (whoo-hoo)
- big parking lot (anybody who has a license is allowed to have a parking permit)
- off-campus lunch privileges to everybody (the only school in our area that still has this)
- really great guidance counselors (three of them) who each try to visit new colleges each year
- and, as I am on our school paper, this is really important: our principal does no censoring in what we write
So I guess that I'm not unhappy with our school-- I'm unhappy about the types of people that go there. Our most stringent rules are on zero tolerance and cheating. Other than that, the students are pretty much given free reign.
I've also gone through some pretty bad schools before. When we were in junior high, a new principal came to our school and basically made huge sets of rules for us to (not) follow. Glad that's over? Whoo yeah!
|By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 05:48 pm: Edit|
dude now, IT'S MY NEW GOAL IN LIFE TO MAKE ORANGE SHIRTS THAT SAY, "today i didn't follow the dress code, tomorrow i will dress for success." Personally, i'd wear one of those shirts everyday, oh man, what an ingenius idea for a shirt.
|By Entropicgirl (Entropicgirl) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 10:42 pm: Edit|
Umm, OK...about 15% of the kids at my school go to college *at all*--this includes the CC down the street--and the administration isn't doing anything. Their big new priority that overshadows college attendance? Making sure we wear our ID cards. Around our necks and visible at all times. We can even get a detention for having our ID cards under a sweatshirt (say, you walk out of your chem class, just did a lab, weren't wearing your sweatshirt, but it's january and you're a bit chilled, so you put it on over your ID without thinking about it? YEAH). OH, and they can't tell whether you're male or female...I was walking with three friends--one was a boy, one had hair down to her waist, the other has a braid, and I have short hair (but feminine short hair) but was wearing a PURPLE COAT. This administrator walking behind us goes "gentlemen! gentlemen!" and then got really mad at us for not turning around earlier.
OK, that's enough for now....
|By Greg530 (Greg530) on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 02:46 am: Edit|
ACEofHearts54, judging by your profile I assume you go to Lincoln Way Central? Don't complain, that's a great school, especially for being public.
|By Hellagood133 (Hellagood133) on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 10:23 pm: Edit|
I go to a school in the suburbs of chicago....Compared to most other schools id say we are pretty well off....but there is still some crap rules
- during passing periods hall moniters push you off to the side and say you are blocking the halls (where else are we suppose to be during passing periods?)
- the pop machine is only on AFTER school...pretty useless
- They are crazy about cards....even if you have UNO cards theyll take them away...even if you arent using them
- I'm in six AP classes and they say im not in enough classes to exempt out of gym while a senior varsity athlete with 3 regular classes can exempt
- I am a senior varsity athelte, in six AP classes, and they STILL wouldnt let me exempt out of gym because THEY put me "strides" gym class which can not be exempted out of.
- automatic toilets
|By Alejandro (Alejandro) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 04:42 pm: Edit|
OVerall my school is fine, what I do hate though is the fact that they told us about our email accounts during our last week of classes.
|By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 05:10 pm: Edit|
I actually like my school. We offer most the AP courses, we have the option of being exempted from the finals (If you have an A you can only have 3 absences, a B two absences, a C one absences). Our modified block scheduling allows students to excel in core academic courses as well as electives. We also have an improved school atmosphere through the use of the Academic Housing Concept and a distinguished faculty that includes National Board Certified teachers as well as members with masters and doctorate degrees. The only thing I hate is that I'm supposed to be a junior next year, but I was a month over the age limit. This one girl is 20 days older than me and is the class of 2006. It really sucks but overall, I'm okay.
|By Baggins (Baggins) on Saturday, June 05, 2004 - 12:35 am: Edit|
My school is not the best at academics. This is the first year its been accredited in all four core subjects. The worst thing is that its the first in the county so the principal threw a party and the local new came to our school. Most of the teachers only work there because you have to be employed at the school to be a coach. Can you tell that it is a big sports school? (mainly football). Football players are allowed to cheat in almost every class. Most of the teachers don't know how to teach. If you take AP classes you have to be prepared to teach yourself if you want a chance at passing the AP exam. The school keeps losing so many students because they either drop out or get a GED. At least 1 kid fails every year. People fight all the time. Half the marching band chews tobacco and the other half does pot. Everyone has gotten drunk or very close to it. I couldn't tell you how many kids here have had sex because there are so many. Instead of telling kids not to sleep with each other the school tells them how to use protection. This starts as early as 5th grade. I know of 1 6th grader 2 juniors and 1 senior to have gotten pregnant just last year. The 2 juniors were twins. People hate you if you want to make something of yourself and do good in school. The counslors are of no use. People barely get any scholarships because the head counslor is to lazy to send any tarnscripts. The other counslor is only there because he is the head football coach so he does nothing for you.
|By Oonutmeg102 (Oonutmeg102) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 05:38 pm: Edit|
i know i'm definitely in the minority here, but i loved highschool (just graduated last week). i went to a private school in nyc, and will be attending haverford college in the fall.
|By Kiwee (Kiwee) on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 12:04 am: Edit|
I hate my high school because we live in a town right next to a military base and the kids who have lived in this town all their lives run everything and no one else seems to matter. I am not military, but I have recently moved here, and it sucks how that is. All of these kids are cheerleaders or other types of jocks, and the teachers give them all special treatment because they have known them their whole lives. I also hate how our administration sucks because they make us go to school right up until Christmas Eve every year, and they are mean to the teachers. Once, my science teacher's wife was having their first baby, and they wouldn't pay him for the day that he didn't come to school because of it! How awful is that?!
|By Beechbum114 (Beechbum114) on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 10:54 am: Edit|
I go to school in Florida and sometimes I feel like I'm not even in America because there is soooooo much spanish being spoken. Instead of working hard to get a good education, kids worry about how Pedro's sex was the other night. We just had a case of a girl having sex in the bathroom during third period..with 3 guys every 20 minutes.
Everyone at my school is so stinking liberal that I feel like I'm in France.
The bathrooms are really gross but i think that every school probably has that problem.
My school is way over-crowded too....2100 kids.
AGHHHHHHHHHHH!There's other things too but I don't have enough time.
|By Nutriamorada (Nutriamorada) on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 10:17 pm: Edit|
parking at my school is a nightmare - there is only one entrance in and out of the student parking lot, and there are a massive amount of students (3000 kids, yes it's a 9-12 public school).
the vast majority is super religious. (it's part of the overcrowding problem, families around here like to pop out 6 or 7 kids apiece) it's not the religion itself that I have a problem with, it's the sense of community - and exclusion - that gets to me.
sodas and greasy fries and pizza are cheap but healthier stuff like juice and bagels are majorly expensive. weak.
my school used to count marching band for a PE credit, but they stopped doing that. the first year that it didn't count anymore was my freshman year. gah! (the PE class I had to take was a complete waste of time too, band worked me harder than the PE class ever did)
|By Beechbum114 (Beechbum114) on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 11:16 pm: Edit|
I KNOW! BAND IS TOUGH!....MY SIS HAD A SHIRT THAT SAID, "IF BAND WERE ANY EASIER THEY'D CALL IT FOOTBALL!"
|By Synapse (Synapse) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 12:06 am: Edit|
Wow and I thought my school seemed horrible but its nothing as bad as you guys.
I go to a Public HS in NYC and it seems pretty liberal. We have 14 APS so it isnt so bad.
1) Our schools is way too overcrowded... 4100 kids in a building fit for 2500.
2) Security Guards will lock the front doors to the school is you are more than 10 minutes late... so your forced to cut a period.
3) Administration is horrible when it comes to information.
4) College Counselors do not know anything outside of the CUNY or SUNY System.
5) 50% go CUNY which is amazing considering many people are really smart.
6) So much wasted talent.
7) Having to go to 1st Period which Starts at 7 due to overcrowding.
8) The Russian Mafia! My school is like 50-50 percent russian immigrants and they are all pompous idiots.
9) Were too poor to have parking on campus
10) School is too poor to have a football field.
11) We have no cheerleading sqaud.
12) No hot chicks at all.
I will not miss HS at all.
|By Alisone05 (Alisone05) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 02:18 am: Edit|
I can't wear flip-flops to school. This is a new rule, enforced by this new phycho dean w/ a glass eye, dean HARDCORE. We live in florida, and everyone is a surfer/stoner type. wearing flip flops is in our blood.
The other thing i don't like is that the smart kids at my school are SO competitive, its ridiculus. they lie and cheat so much w/ eachother.... my SATs are higher, and my GPA is the same as most of theirs, and that really makes them all mad, which is pretty fun.
High school is fun if you tolerate people and keep an open mind, and don't get sucked into the madness. COLLEGE WILL BE BETTER THOUGH...one more year...
|By Nutriamorada (Nutriamorada) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 12:53 am: Edit|
definitely! kids at my school play the GPA game, loading their schedules with ridiculous classes just because those classes are *weighted* and raise their GPA/class rank.
I'm happy with my HS schedule reflecting an arty AND book smart kid, rather than someone who's got nothing to do besides piles of homework
|By Below_Average (Below_Average) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 12:53 pm: Edit|
Our school doesn't have a football stadium so we have to go to our rival school's stadium to play our football games. Also pretty much half the girls who go to my school are pregnant.
|By Flyingpenguin (Flyingpenguin) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 10:20 pm: Edit|
1. My guidance counselor is clueless. She tells me one thing like, how I qualify for a fee waiver for AP exams, and then she says I don't and then that I do. She also has no natural eyebrows, which is pretty funny.
2. It's pretty mean to call my German teacher a Nazi, but sometimes she can be. She's obsessed with people staying in their seats, she used to yell if they got up and got a tissue. "Butt in the chair people, butt in the chair." and you wonder why no one signed up for German 5.
3. Some classes that are supposed to be hard and actually teach you something turn into second semester senior slackoff classes.
4. In English, half the people don't read. Why would anyone be in advanced English if they refuse to read? An F is an F in any class.
|By Apchemreject (Apchemreject) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 02:28 am: Edit|
Public school in south Florida
1. Top ten people in class = biggest cheaters in the school
2. "Gifted" kids who load their schedules with 5 or 6 APs for the GPA and complain when they aren't doing that well in half of them
3. Arrogant rich snobby Jewish kids.. Hate them.
4. Israelis who unconditionally hate anyone who is a Muslim, I extremely dislike that
5. English teachers do NOT teach
6. Spanish/Hebrew/slang spoken throughout school.. what ever happened to English? Grr.
7. Extreme overcrowdedness.. School is built for 2500, 3600+ students
We get new portables every year, I say chuck the losers who aren't doing anything but taking up sapce out
8. Ghetto kids who wear doorags or whatever they are, sell drugs, have fake gold teeth, can't put on a belt.. Bah to them
9. Security guards have favorites
10. So do teachers.
11. Parking lot afterschool is like a shot of The Fast and the Furious
12. Counselors are incompetent and don't know what they are doing
That's all for now
|By Everyprincess (Everyprincess) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 09:43 am: Edit|
What i hate is how my school spends so much time and money on a pool when they really need to work on the heating system and plumbing a little bit. Also i hate how not this past year but two years ago we had a ton (and i mean a ton) of bomb threats. Like, sometimes even three a day. Since i live in New york state, its a big thing since i'm in the yellow zone.
|By Zenacolleen16 (Zenacolleen16) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 12:28 pm: Edit|
I find it really funny that another high school has t-shirts that must be worn if you violate the dress code. Apparently the feminine shoulder is forbidden, so they have these hideous neon colored shirts that say "Tomorrow I will dress for Success" The funny thing is that they don't say a damn word to guys with their boxers hanging out, yet target the girls.....
-Also, we only have 4 AP's which sucks, and I had to drop band just to be in AP Bio.
-Counselors suck too. I see mine like once a year just because she messes up my schedule. They don't understand that some kids want to get out of the state!!!!!
-They can't sell mentos, starburst, or anything else like that at lunch because it doesn't have enough fruit juice. And I'm sure twix, and rollos have much more nutritional value....'
-there is never any food left for the last lunch period, which all the upperclassmen have.
-The thing I hate the most is the unweighted GPA system because you get absolutely no credit for taking all GT courses. My community offers numerous scholarships for the valedictorian of our high school since we are the only high school in town, and unfortunately I think some bookworm in like Algebra 2 her senior year will be getting that......AAAAHHHHHHHHHHH
|By Smeds (Smeds) on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 03:58 am: Edit|
Things I Hate About My High School:
-Kids who drives their Hummers and BMWs to school
-Drinking/alcohol is everywhere
-We're not allowed to wear sweaters with zippers or hoods (crazy Catholic school uniform code)
-Not allowed to go to the library during lunch
-Lack of parking space around school
-Lack of actual campus; all sports teams have to take buses to get to practice fields. We use the public school's football field because we don't have our own.
-Announcement that are like, "If you want to sign up for AP Physics next year, see Mrs. Figgery." But you have no idea who Mrs. Figgery is or where to find her.
As a whole though, my high school's not that bad. Definitely can't wait for college though!
|By Nyugrad (Nyugrad) on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 09:17 am: Edit|
my son's high school= CHEATING
|By Pace500 (Pace500) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 03:38 am: Edit|
my high school has only stinkin rich kids in it who gift each other platinum jewellery on valentine's day.also,a girl is next to no-one if she doesn't have a boyfriend.everyone is thin with perfect skin and hair and it's considered a sin to get zits-people tend to avoid you for that! it's also steeped in the old-school-tie culture so on the Annual Day you have snobby alums with this super-smug air asking you if your parents attended the school. and they sort of look upon you as being in the same category as dog-poo till you tell them that your parents went to an even snobbier private school.yuck! and the prefects are the most sadistic tyrants that can be found this side of the iron curtain.band absolutely kills,you make one mistake and the band-major sends you off on a 2-mile run..which you cannot slack off during! everyone is cheap and super-artificial.and we have this system where the earlier you join school,the more privileges you get,so you have people who are worth absolutely nothing getting first choices for everything from living quarters to which instrument to play for band just because they were shipped off to this school in the fourth grade.they had similar considerations for appointing school president and vice-president,but that was till i came along in the eleventh grade-heheh.
|By Missegg (Missegg) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 03:58 am: Edit|
Wow my high school sounds better all the time!
|By Mudpie219 (Mudpie219) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 11:27 am: Edit|
It's simple, really. What I hate about my high school is the people. Also, the fact that my guidance counselor has changed 4 times. So much for stability..
|By Monoe (Monoe) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 03:53 pm: Edit|
- I am one of two practicing Jews in my school. The other is my brother. School isn't closed for any of the holidays besides Yom Kippur (and for that's only because they have parent-teacher conferences that day, so my folks still have to go in.) When I miss school for the holidays, I have to make up all the work, and an absence goes into my record (and 25 absences in a year of 180 days invalidates the entire year.)
-No 'games of chance.' The administration has twisted this into 'any game involving a deck of cards or dice or fun.'
-Football fervor. (The football team has nice new jerseys and thousand-dollar radio equipment every year; they play all their games in a stadium, our tiny school's only. The soccer team hasn't had new uniforms since its inception; when the football team plays, we are not even allowed in the locker room. They call us pansies, although we've gone to the playoffs in our first three years of ever having a team, and they never, never, never have.)
-Lack of AP classes.
-Small-school politics. Rumours.
-Small class size (you're out of the first decile after dropping to Number Six.)
|By Excusememixed (Excusememixed) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 11:22 pm: Edit|
What I hated about my high school, was that it was in small town, South Carolina. I had to put up with anti-Yankee, rednecks and trailer trash. Mostly everyone in the town, has lived there all their life, and someone like me, who is going out-of-state, gets criticized, for not wanting to go to the local HBCU or USC. I'm sorry if I have dreams that don't have anything to do with cleaning chickens at the local Gold Kist plant.
|By Missegg (Missegg) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 12:22 am: Edit|
I liked my small class (60) and the fact that we all knew each out and for the most part got along.
|By Piman3141 (Piman3141) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 12:41 am: Edit|
One word: No air conditioning.
|By Kriskrass (Kriskrass) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 03:21 am: Edit|
am I the only one who liked going to a nice h.s and seeing nice cars and having a nice house and all that other superficial stuff? I also liked alcohol fueled parties in which girls got naked and dumb! I liked the fights and too I must suck =( but hey least I dont lie ok!?
|By Hopkinslax (Hopkinslax) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:06 am: Edit|
I actually think my high school is alright after reading all these messages, but there are some downpoints
+Offer all AP courses except for Human Geography and Spanish Lit(offer spanish lang though)
+Average SAT score is 1190
+Alot of school spirit... most students and a lot of teachers show up at football games
-Very competitive with too many whiny people complaining that their 4.99 Weighted GPA is bad(in a school that is not that inflated... get 1 above for APs and 2/3 for Honors)
-Science department is horrible except for the AP Physics teacher(80% of his Physics II kids get 5's) and the Honors bio teacher
-Juniors can park but at a parking lot 3/4 of a mile away
-Too many rich, snobby kids
|By Missegg (Missegg) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 01:15 am: Edit|
the only thing i don't like about my school was that we didn't have any AP or Honors classes and no one took SATs
|By Muppetcoat (Muppetcoat) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 08:21 am: Edit|
About my HS:
-Cliques. And the fact that I was a member of about 10 of them, and had to listen to them all badmouth each other
-Stupid people taking APs because their parents thought it would help them get into college (I'm talking kids who didn't even *try*- they slept through the AP tests... if you're stupid but trying, more power to you)
-Regular classes where you have above a 100% avg, and the teachers STILL get annoyed with you for not paying attention.
-Group projects are/were evil.
-The website blocker that wouldn't let me get onto my email until my physics teacher showed me how to hack it.
-The fact that my principal called us the class of 2000 TWICE at graduation, then called us the class of 2003 to correct herself (we were class of '02)
-Every guy I went out with in HS is now gay.
About my Uni:
-Rich kids who don't know/understand that other people don't have the same kind of $$ that they do.
-Every guy who wants to date me is on crazy pills (I'm not joking- so far there's been a bipolar who was off his medication, and a kid who convinced a Dr. to give him Paxil with no consultation, and is one-trenchcoat short of stalking his EX)... or gay.
-Hearing all about how *great* the Nittany Lions are. (Note to world: Nothing's wrong with Penn State, but I don't go there)
-Stupid people. How did you get in here?
- Listening to people complain about AA but not legacies. Listening to people say the only reason a legacy got in is that they are one. (Note- I'm a double legacy. My parents donated exactly $0.00 to the school, and I was qualified to get in. bite me)
- The new President is from PRINCETON! Come *on*.
|By Sherrie (Sherrie) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 11:40 pm: Edit|
i went to a new england prep school
-some people are snobby as hell
-kinda hard to hang out with people who have a LOT more money than you, because they don't really understand the concept of a "budget"
-i found out i was NOT as smart as i thought i was
-no real student body unity. it thankfully was NOT as clique-y as other schools, heck it wasn't even as clique-y as my middle school. but there were still some distinct divisions
-school work hard as hell
overall- i liked my high school more than i disliked it
|By Hinata (Hinata) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 12:33 am: Edit|
My HS was ok, but some things did irk me:
-only 3 languages offered. THREE. And this school's tuition [private school] is almost as much as college tuition.
-In 10th grade, a teacher booted 3-5 [including me] kids from the class in one day b/c we didn't answer the question "What happened in the book?" correctly, meaning a part she didn't specify [if you've read it, the book was Mother to Mother, and she wanted us to talk about the part where China first comes in] She told me to hurry up when I didn't move fast enough for her. When a boy [one grade lower that I] explained that he couldn't do his HW b/c he had to go to a cousin's funeral, she replied, "You didn't have to go-it wasn't your funeral." Guess who was gone the next year?
-In 11th grade, they cracked down on the girls in dress code, requiring them to wear blazers or sweaters [no sweatshirts] ALL THE TIME and the boys didn't have to. The girls protested by organizing to all wear ties one day. The dress code got changed later
-During the same year, I was feeling really sad one day after a camp reunion b/c I didn't know when I'd see them again [and some never responded to my emails ]. That morning in the locer room, I didn't realize that I was standing on the girl below me's backpack strap, and she asked me to move. I obliged and said sorry, but the girl next to me butted in w/, "Don't you have any manners?" I kinda went off on her and replied, "I already said sorry! Leave me alone!" and ran out. The same girl was in my watercolor class, and she remarked, "Why don't you have another hissy fit?" I was still in a funk, so I ran out of the room to the bathroom. When I returned to the classroom, the teacher asked me what happened, I told her, and...she blamed it on PMS -_- Granted, I did have my period then, but geez. I just explained to her the reasons, and she still thought it was that. Ugh.
-The same teacher told me, "Look at your face! Go wash it off!" after the proverbial dam burst again [I forget why now]
-My guidance counselor=frustration. He would tell me I was fine, I had 2 safety schools on my list, then say I had NO safety schools on my list [while my grades remained the same and I never got into trouble], STRONGLY discouraged me from applying to Barnard or Weslayan and for EDII and even tried to discourage me from applying to Smith [where I am going this fall], didn't know about Wellesley's Early Evaluation option, didn't believe me when I siad Brown and Smith don't have a core [other than a writing intensive course in Smith's case]. While I like Smith and acknowledge that it's a quality school, I wish I'd reached even higher and done what others did: go to the one good gc. I never knew how to approach him though. Plus I was already terrified about apps, I'd known my gc for all 4 years of HS [had him in 9th for English, then worked w/ him all 4 years on the school paper], so I felt like I could trust him. But he was just so negative [in fact, I was the only one of the 5 going to Smith to have Credits-meaning a B-B+ average. None of us had Honors, ~A- and above average]. I feel a bit cheated now. For the record, I do not see myself as better than the other girls-I just wish I'd followed my own desires [within realistic boundaries] more.
Overall, despite all my gripes, I did get a good education, but still.
|By Starryeyedgirl (Starryeyedgirl) on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 02:50 am: Edit|
Muppetcoat were you muppetchickfromhell on the fictionlyn boards?
|By Muppetcoat (Muppetcoat) on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 06:54 am: Edit|
God, that was a long time ago
|By Starryeyedgirl (Starryeyedgirl) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 03:11 am: Edit|
haha, tell me about it ;)
weird to see someone from there, here
|By Vancat (Vancat) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 03:28 pm: Edit|
Dear god my school is one of the top schools in NJ and has like 50% Asian. That being said, EVERYONE complains about only getting 1500 SATs, and getting one B for the year, and only taking 6 APs a year, and so much other crap.
Also, sure seems that practically every freakin person oogles over and is 100% supportive of Michael Moore, John Kerry, Bill Maher, PETA, various Tree-hugging associations, Al Sharpton, and other things. Christ, arguing with them is impossible.
ALso, wtf our principal last year said "We're issuing a new dress code. If I see girl's underwear showing, your getting detention" and everyone was like "WTF YOur'e actuallly gonna be looking??"
Oh and did I mention our guidance department is inept? Seriously, CC could be a better guidance department than our current POS counselors.
Oh and at least one teacher CONSTANTLY promote liberal agendas and ideals in very subtle ways. I've noticed this for the past 2 years, and its getting pretty annoying.
|By Crayon87 (Crayon87) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 07:56 pm: Edit|
My school offers only 4 AP classes. The honors program at my school is a joke, and the kids in there act extremely snobby for being in an 'honors' class. 99.9% of my chemistry class was spent listening to my teacher crack jokes about the students and current events. (He's going to be my science teacher again this upcoming school year, and it looks like I'm going to have to learn solely from my textbooks...) My math teacher spent her days reading romance novels while assigning us one math section a day. I have to take a course that completes our 'occupational education' requirement! I have to choose between CHOIR or SPANISH 4 my senior year... and spanish 4 is just independent study because our school is too lame to have AP spanish. We also have a 9% dropout rate. =/
I have to rely on myself for the science part of my high school education.
|By Monarchsfan16 (Monarchsfan16) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 08:06 pm: Edit|
For the most part I like my school. But there are some pretty bad things about it.
1. Guidance counselors are awful. They have NO CLUE.
2. average SAT score-970...I heard a kid bragging in lunch line that he had gotten a 940. Now mine aren't great, but it's 300 points higher than the average...
3. Principal, at the end of homeroom which we know is the start of period c "When the time TONE RINGS (how do u ring a tone?) report to period c".
4. Parking. They told us they'd start selling the 300 parking permits they had (for roughly 600 drivers in the school) at 7 am. They started at 6:30. They also said they'd tow anyone that didn't have a permit. Those kids didn't even get a ticket. The kids who got ticketed all year were the ones who made their own space because they had a permit but couldn't get a spot.
5. The police don't ticket cars that are parked in the no parking lane next to the exit to the school. I got into an accident because the cars blocked my view as I was trying to turn out of the lot.
6. The nurse is closed at certain times of the day. And it seems like any time she's closed is when I have a study or a lunch. And studies and lunches are the only times you can go to the nurse unless you've just passed out or thrown up in the classroom.
|By Stanfordman99 (Stanfordman99) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 08:44 pm: Edit|
"Dear god my school is one of the top schools in NJ and has like 50% Asian. That being said, EVERYONE complains about only getting 1500 SATs, and getting one B for the year, and only taking 6 APs a year, and so much other crap."
Way to stereotype loser.
|By 2bad4u (2bad4u) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 10:02 pm: Edit|
I second Vancat being a loser
|By Nabbiana (Nabbiana) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 02:57 am: Edit|
I triple it....
All boys catholic school...
We never lose track and the one time we "Lost" get this... winter track the points were tied with another high school... our best racer and their best racer came down the stretch.. their racer won by a hair... i was sad taht we lost like our firs track state title in 20 years... but sort of happy this poor public school won, i mean it like made these kid's lives... 5 minutes later it was announced we won the state championshp and not them... why you ask? because the winning racer wore "blue shorts and a white tshirt instead of white shorts and a blue tshirt" so he was disqulaified...
Our track coach had a "talk" with the referees after the race.. hmm...
Some great teachers, on the other hand some teachers that thought they were God, no stupid teachers though honestly... Everyone rich with hummers and bmw's etc...
Being the only brown person was fun though, i would tell people i was indian.. they would respond "what tribe?"... (worst part is they were serious lol)
|By Muppetcoat (Muppetcoat) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 07:58 am: Edit|
One of my friends who is Mexican tells people he's Indian (he *really* looks Indian though)... so this last year when we got a frosh who actually was Indian, we've decided he's a Mexican now.
|By Smarty1600 (Smarty1600) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 09:46 am: Edit|
One word - SOLs. If you live in VA you know what I'm talking about. They messed the whole system up.
|By Muppetcoat (Muppetcoat) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 10:10 am: Edit|
SOLs have that acronym for a reason.
God, they sucked.
|By Fueng08 (Fueng08) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 12:15 pm: Edit|
what is SOL? Besides " out of luck" ... ?
|By Muppetcoat (Muppetcoat) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 01:20 pm: Edit|
Standards of Learning- the new VA proficiency exams... They began implementing them when I was in middle school, though I think that this years seniors were the first class who actually *had* to pass them to graduate.
The tests are, to put it mildly, inane and useless. And this is coming from someone who passed every single one with the highest level.
The tests were originally proposed as a way to measure teacher effectiveness, but they, quite frankly, DON'T. Now I think they're actually considering using SOL scores to determine if the school even gets accredited by the state.
Half of the questions don't even cover things you were supposed to learn in class, but instead how well you read maps and charts. Plus, ridiculous amounts of time in class is diverted from learning the subject and devoted to learning how to take/pass the SOLs.
|By Vadim (Vadim) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 07:03 pm: Edit|
I think that the SOL tests are somewhat amusing. Watching students and teachers obsess about the easiest standardized tests that I've ever taken is interesting. Of course, teachers now frequently "teach for the test" instead of the subject. If the Powers that Be and Design the Test don't think that something is "important," then students will not be made aware of its existence.
|By Namronthedon71 (Namronthedon71) on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 07:34 am: Edit|
i attend a public high school and that being said i have not had the best time in high school thus far, albeit probably not the worst, either. one thing i hate is the lack of variety in the classes offered. only 7 aps offered, although this year 3 more are available, but i am a senior now with certain requirements that preclude the possiblity of me taking any of these new aps. i read about some school offering only 3 languages. well, my school only offers 2, spanish and french (oh the diversity!). students generally break down into two groups: those who take as many honors/ap courses as possible, and those who take all regular or sometimes remedial courses. those of the former are way too concerned about grades and sat scores. those of the latter are way too unconcerned with grades, let alone sat scores (what is sat?), and with great probability find themselves attending community college in the near future, or going straight to "work." although statistically my school is very diverse, there is very little interaction between the different races. white kids stick with white kids. black kids stick with black kids. mexican kids stick with mexican kids. and asian kids stick with asian kids. of course, there are jocks from each of the aforementioned racial groups (well, 3 i think is more accurate) who occupy a selected section of the school with their slutty girlfriends. and there are the grade mongers, primarily asian, who talk about grades and sat scores and key club and tennis practice and nothing else. i guess overall the student population is middle class, although there are a few with million dollar homes in the hills and others who receive free lunch. o yea, there is also a formidable vietnamese gang presence on campus. you have to be very careful when dealing with anyone who is or potentially could be vietnamese, as you may suddenly find yourself surrounded by a dozen viet gangsters while walking across some secluded part of campus. we have cops on campus and administrators in golf carts but they don't do a damn thing except bust people for not wearing their school ids. being an honors/ap student myself i don't like having to take regular classes. in those classes the teacher spends more time trying to control the students than actually teaching. but then again, the honors/ap classes aren't exactly great. they are filled with grade mongers who kiss ass and delude themselves into believing they are happy. i also hate having a closed campus, as the food sucks major ass and is overpriced to boot. the campus itself is not much to speak of. we are finally getting renovations but by the time they are complete i will be off to college. i don't really care about the campus. the two things that really irk me are the academics and the people. at my school, if you are diligent you stand a good chance of getting into ucla, berkeley, or davis. but only once every five year does a student get into stanford (someone got in last year, so no chance for me). the administrators are no help in that area. they are most concerned with students fulfilling uc/csu/graduation requirements. i find the overall atmosphere to be stifling. i read of kids with apparent potential competing at isef or siemens/westinghouse or conducting research or winning latin awards. that kind of stuff never happens at my school. it's like we're some small tribe in the amazon rainforest which civilization has passed by. okay, it's not that bad, and i apologize for the use of such a maudlin analogy. i just hope college is better than high school.
|By Namronthedon71 (Namronthedon71) on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 07:36 am: Edit|
o yea, and thanks to budget cuts we won't have a career center next year. although thankfully, we do have enough money for a new football field.
|By Namronthedon71 (Namronthedon71) on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 07:47 am: Edit|
and bah to portables while i'm at it!
|By Vancat (Vancat) on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 10:03 am: Edit|
"Dear god my school is one of the top schools in NJ and has like 50% Asian. That being said, EVERYONE complains about only getting 1500 SATs, and getting one B for the year, and only taking 6 APs a year, and so much other crap."
Standfordman: "Way to stereotype loser"
Oh man, standfordman, I wish you could spend one day in my school.
|By Crow14 (Crow14) on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 10:11 am: Edit|
in freshman year i went to a korean public school. everyone hated me because i had lived abroad and i dressed differently. my math teacher hated me because i sucked and he hit me with a broom on my ass after making me go down in pushup position. my english teacher hated me because my english was better than his. he used to come to class with a thick dictionary and chose five words (seemingly at random, but obviously he chose the most obscure ones) and wrote them on the board. he would then make me stand up and define them. of course i had no idea. and of course he spent the first 10 minutes of each class humiliating me in front of everyone else who already hated me.
sophomore year i had to move here because of my dad's job. i go to an all-girls private catholic international school.
i hate how we all have to be sheep. it's ironic because everyone thinks i'm so lovely and they've accepted me as their class president for senior year and they don't know me at all.
i hate how everyone thinks i'll get into any school i apply to because i'm the smartest person they know. and i'm only the smartest person they know of because they have no idea what a big world lies outside these crucifix-decorated walls.
i hate how these girls sneak one alcoholic drink and think they're automatically such bad@sses. i hate how everyone watches the same old chickflicks and drools over the same old jocks at the all-boys private catholic international school across town.
i hate how no one's heard of bob dylan. i hate how no one's heard of sylvia plath. i hate how genuine their apathy is.
|By Kousuke (Kousuke) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 01:20 am: Edit|
Vancat, do you like emo music? cause you sound really sorry for yourself.
|By Mercury (Mercury) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 03:13 pm: Edit|
Vancat, what school do you go to?
|By Socalgirlie18 (Socalgirlie18) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 08:51 pm: Edit|
You guys should come to UCSB.. maybe that'll cure the suckiness you experienced in your high schools/colleges! :-)
|By Fendergirl (Fendergirl) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 09:07 pm: Edit|
i guess you guys are going to hate this post, but i really liked my high school
my high school was grades 10-12, and we had about 1600 people total (Roughly 500 per grade)
anyone who has study halls during last period could leave (regardless of year)
all seniors could leave campus for lunch, juniors with over a 3.2 (i believe) can also leave campus for lunch.. plenty of restraunts around within walking distance.
we had an entire building dedicated to art.
the teachers were very friendly and helpful, especially during the college application process.. got a lot of reccomendations without any wait or hassle...
the library had couches.. which was awesome when i would go there during study hall or class.. just to be able to relax.
the courses offered were awesome.. like i said we had a whole building dedicated to art.. i believe we had about 20-30 different art courses offered.. i also took classes such as mythology, preschool, italian, and some other odd ones.
the whole senior class went to florida for our senior trip.. a week in disney world. we all flew down, also went to universal studios, and we went to a medieval times for dinner, and had a dance there after the show..
anyone with a license could apply for a parking pass, which cost 2 dollars. it was first dibs to seniors, then juniors, then sophmores. if you didn't get one, there was a big lot like two blocks away from campus that was to a store that had closed down. pretty much everyone else parked there.
all in all it was good, the only things i remember not liking was how if we wanted to take japanese we had to pay extra for it, and stuff like that..
|By Seleucus26 (Seleucus26) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 11:30 pm: Edit|
anyone else send an email to bas@sses?
|By Newnudad (Newnudad) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 02:53 pm: Edit|
Good One Seleucus!
|By Hkab818 (Hkab818) on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 05:17 pm: Edit|
1. Stupid guidance counselors. I mean, it's bad enough that my principal is dumb and clueless about everything, but my school's "college" counselors SUCK. They either give out wrong information, are clueless (thus, asking us to call the admissions office, who in turn asks us to go ask our counselors... *vicious cycle*) or simply "unavailable" 3 out of the 5 days. Honestly, during my senior year, when I was stressed out about college apps, SAT's and such, I'd like to know that my counselors are at LEAST available for me to go talk to them. But nope, they are only in office 2 out of the 5 days, and within those two days, they're always at meetings. UGH. It was SO frustrating.
2. Our school had a sucky music/arts department, and our school only offered ONE language- Spanish. And our spanish teachers suck.
3. Not enough AP courses offered- a major setback from academically driven students.
4. Students' major emphasis on clothing brands and not schoolwork. Girls always brag about the newest LV bag they bought, or how much they spent on their last shopping trip (I go to a school with tons of rich kids)
So far, I'm enjoying college. Except that there's way too much drinking and partying. I'm not a drinker or a partyer at all, so it's hard to meet friends just like me. But other than that, college is pretty fun.
|By Slipstream99 (Slipstream99) on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 05:53 pm: Edit|
1)The guidance office sucks.
2)Instead of portables we have "relocatables" (the exact same thing) and we have 30something of them.
3)The school is overcrowded by about 500 students.
4)The drainage system does not exist and the florida thunderstorms do have a tendency to put out some major amounts of water.
5)The air conditioning is broken in one classroom for at least one week each year(also bad in florida heat).
6)The school was built in 1964 and looks like it's about to collapse.
7)People smoke in the bathrooms, the deans know and do absolutely nothing.
8)The bathroom floors are always covered with urine.
9)The principal does not make any appearances outside of the front office.
10)The nurse would prefer that we die...
11)We're too stupid to make our own food choices, so french fries have been relegated to Friday only. The funny thing is that during the week they are replaced by onion rings - which are so much healthier...
Second best school in county, awesome teachers, awesome students.
|By Ericlu87 (Ericlu87) on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 10:01 pm: Edit|
too many emo kids
|By Fenix_Three (Fenix_Three) on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 01:45 pm: Edit|
I love emo kids. There's so many at Cal... I'm drooling.
But yeah.. so far it's the 3rd day of classes and there's no schoolwork other than my 20 page reading. And the books (or should I say readers) are really expensive.
And I have a gap of 4 hours between my classes today.
And I'm hungry.
|By Kriskrass (Kriskrass) on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 03:07 pm: Edit|
the kids who bitched and moaned in h.s waiting for their big break in college then bitched and moaned there refusing to realize it was them who sucked not the jocks/emo kids/drunks/student council all along
|By Myway (Myway) on Monday, September 06, 2004 - 11:56 pm: Edit|
I commute to a state university that as a population of about 26,000 people. About 1,000 live in the dorms and everyone else comes in a car. So I hate:
1) traffic/parking (i take early classes to beat the rush, but when I leave school everyone's coming, so i still get stuck in traffic)
2) students who don't really care to be there and come in late
3) most colleges have the M W F classes, ours has M W only to cater to the "working class." This makes all classes looonger.
This list could go on and on. I think I'm going to transfer colleges.
|By Bluealien01 (Bluealien01) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 07:53 am: Edit|
Wow. I know idea that this thread would be so popular.
|By Celebrian23 (Celebrian23) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 09:43 pm: Edit|
My high school:
1. so few ap classes. seriously, and they all have a million specific prerequisities
2.diversity. I am one of 3 black students in ap classes. There are more somalians than African-Americans (I'm african american).
3.how people either take all adv. or all remedial, i'm like the only person taking mostly adv. with 1 reg.
4. cliques. i am the loser without a life clique so everyone ignores me.
5.overcrowding. freshies have to go to the local elementary to take their morning classes
|By Bigjake587 (Bigjake587) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 10:38 pm: Edit|
WELL IN MY SCHOOL
1) The principal beats the kids
2) Teachers have a room where they can have sex if they want
3) We have an annual mandatory crossdressing day so that everyone can experience what the other side is like. Anyone who doesnt wear clothing of the opposite sex gets beaten in front of everyone at the next football game
4) Anyone whose hair is longer than 2 inches has to go to the schools barber shop where they shave all your hair off. 3.5 inches for girls.
5) If you talk in class, the teacher takes away your chair and desk for the rest of the year.
6) Athletes who screw up have to play the next two games without any protective gear.
8) Students must come to school at 7:30. At 7:31, pit bulls are chained to the only entrance.
|By Shortcakefairy (Shortcakefairy) on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 02:42 am: Edit|
I go to a small all-girls Catholic high school...
what I love:
* There are no guys
what i hate:
* There are no guys
LoL yup, that pretty much sums it up.
|By Butrfly955 (Butrfly955) on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 11:23 am: Edit|
I loved how (sense the sarcasm) in my Chem class, the teacher didnt want more than two A's so he made the tests really really hard, but when the star running back was ineligble for football season, he offered him 60 points of extra credit to clean the lab benches.
|By Vladimir2004 (Vladimir2004) on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 10:37 pm: Edit|
BigJake: I hope that you are joking.
OK, in my school I hate:
Having to "earn" parking "privileges"
Being puniched for "cutting" a study
arrogant smart people
The way English is taught
A bunch of useless CP-2 and integrated classes (for morons), we have AP, Honors, CP1, CP2
That's it for now.
|By Techingithome (Techingithome) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 08:41 pm: Edit|
I hated those damned carts that they used to cart around the troublemakers (you know, the usual dress code violators, vandals, the works..) in. Countless occasions, i would witness an unsuspecting delinquent fall and fall hard because the driving LD (learning director, who was incharge of picking up these students) would be soooo pissed off at their job, or his salary, or his wife or something...they would be driving to give NASCAR exps. a scare...hehe. Wow that was a long sentence.
I also hated the effin cafeteria ladies who wouldn't pardon a measley sum of five cents..gaah..i could strangle them with those worthless hairnets..
Student: o im sorry, i don't have the five cents, can I just pay you a dollar?
Cafeteria lady: ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....ye...NO!
Student: you effin a.s.s wipe!!!!!!
Yes, there you have it.
|By Megofou (Megofou) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 09:02 pm: Edit|
What do I hate about my school?
Nothing. I love it here. Something will occasionally annoy me, but never enough that I care within ten minutes of it happening.
|By Carrot_Flowers (Carrot_Flowers) on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 02:02 pm: Edit|
Oh dear high school, let me count the ways I hate thee...
- I hate incompetent people who write you up for skipping classes that you don't even take
- I hate guidance counselors who send a page home for your parents fill out that has things such as "tell me about your child" and "describe your child in 5 words" and then take your parents answers and turn them into a counselor recommendation for colleges because they'd rather not actually get to know you.
- Administration: They make an announcement saying that same sex couples are not allowed at dances. Then, when the GLSA jumps on their asses, they promptly retract the statement. Then, when asked about it, deny it ever happened...
- An administration (again) who takes away pep rallies and all other "spirit" and "uniting" events and then complains that the students have no spirit...
- I hate how all of the teachers that actually treat students as equals get fired.
- I hate how you get in trouble for having an opinion.
- I hate how I got detention for wearing a pair of running shorts under my skirt. It was after gym and I was going to go running after school. So, I put my shorts on under my skirt. The only place that you could see the shorts was at the waistband because the band of the shorts was slightly higher than the band of the skirt. The principle saw it and told me it resembled underwear. I told her they were shorts because I was going to go running. She said that it didn't matter and then gave me detention. As this happened, a girl with her thong blatently sticking out of her pants walked by and afformentioned principle smiled and said hi...
- I hate how the school does everything so that they look better than all the other schools rather than doing things in the students' best interest.
- I hate how the football team is given new everything while there is a giant hole in the ceiling of the girls locker room. The football team hasn't won a game in 3 years...
- I hate how in the dead of winter they turn the air conditioning on in the locker rooms and classrooms and the heat on in the spring.
- There are plenty of AP classes but, because of the lack of teachers, there are atleast 30-35 kids in each one of my classes.
- I hate how opinionated yet extremely good and effective teachers are scrutinized by the administration because of the way they run their classes like a democracy rather than a dictatorship.
- Crappy supplies: books without font and back covers that have masking tape and duct tape on the book ends so the pages stay "book-like".
- I hate how I am actually complaining this much about one thing...
|By Fabrizio (Fabrizio) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 09:13 pm: Edit|
I dislike how its obvious that students are smoking in bathrooms and yet nothing is done to solve this problem.
I dislike the bureaucracy surrounding my high school's five AP classes.
Furthermore, I dislike how we only have five AP classes. No wonder I can't get AP State Scholar.
That's about it.
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